Month: November 2009

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ZEROtherm CoolMaxx 2000 GPU Cooler

The ZEROtherm CoolMaxx 2000 is a deceptively small and light GPU cooler with high aspirations to match its $55 price-tag. To test its mettle, we put it through the grueling challenge of cooling a 150W Radeon HD4890 in an limited airflow environment.

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Antec NSK1480: The Fusion gets Smaller

Antec keeps rolling with isolated-chamber cases descended from the P180. This time, the Fusion gets shrunk to a half-height version in the NSK1480.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q110: Tiny ION Nettop

The IdeaCentre Q110 shares the Q100’s tiny form factor and Atom 230 processor, but has more RAM, a bigger hard drive and most notably, Nvidia’s ION chipset. As a result, it can play most high definition video formats, making it a candidate for the ultimate SFF media PC.

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Enermax Eco80+ 500W PSU

In Enermax’ seven (!) lines of power supplies, the Eco80+ is one of two tagged as “eco”. The “Love our Earth” tagline on the packaging attests that “eco” stands for ecology, but its position at the low-end of Enermax’ lineup suggests that “economy” might also be a relevant tag. How fares this modest PSU in

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Antec Twelve Hundred Gaming Case

The Twelve Hundred is essentially a larger version of the Nine Hundred Two, sharing the same core design, but taller, accommodating two extra fans, an additional hard drive cage and support for the excellent Antec CP-850 power supply. It’ll be interesting to see how much difference this combination makes.

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More 500GB notebook drives: Seagate 7200.4 & Hitachi 5K500.B

Two more half-terabyte notebook drives spin through, a 7200rpm Seagate and a 5400rpm Hitachi: Acoustics and power efficiency continue to improve.

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Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5

The Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5 is a noise & vibration dampening enclosure for 2.5″ drives. Can it make a 7200rpm notebook drive quiet enough to take on an SSD, at least acoustically and in storage capacity?

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